CSU Profiles

Our courageous students, remarkable faculty, and renowned alumni are living proof of the transformative impact that comes from access to​ a California State University education.

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“My favorite part about teaching is when students have the ‘aha’ moment and really start to put the pieces together.”

Jaime Hannans, Ph.D. | Faculty | Channel Islands

"My purpose is to give students the skills to lead a meaningful life and earn a living."

Fritz Yambrach, Ph.D. | Faculty | San José

"The young educators I teach are embracing their responsibility and potential to change things in ways I couldn’t imagine."

Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D. | Faculty | San Francisco

“My students are going to do all kinds of wonderful, world-changing things.”

Jill Adler-Moore, Ph.D. | Faculty | Pomona


Nayereh Tohidi, Ph.D. | Faculty | Northridge

“Our research could help alleviate the water problems in California’s agriculture industry.”

Luis Cabrales, Ph.D. | Faculty | Bakersfield

"There’s nothing like allowing students the space to ask their own questions and make their own discoveries.”

Alex Parker, Ph.D. | Faculty | Maritime Academy

“The CSU offers students real, tangible training that prepares them for what’s to come.”

Jonathan Kelber, Ph.D. | Faculty | Northridge

“Students know that going to college means they won’t be living paycheck to paycheck for the rest of their lives.”

Rashida Crutchfield, Ed.D. | Faculty | Long Beach

“Working in language and culture, we increase the opportunities for peace and understanding in the world.”

Mary Ann Lyman-Hager, Ph.D. | Faculty | San Diego

“When I see a student succeed, it really excites me and makes me feel like what I do every day is worthwhile.”

Jackie Kegley, Ph.D. | Faculty | Bakersfield

“The CSU is the people’s university, which means everyone has access to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Dany Doueiri, Ph.D. | Faculty | San Bernardino

“At the CSU I began to find my voice and to move from a feeling of victimization to one of empowerment.”

Joely Proudfit, Ph.D. | Faculty | San Marcos

"I believe that if you’ve made it to my classroom, you’re capable of succeeding."

Krishna Foster, Ph.D. | Faculty | Los Angeles

“Global impact begins in my own backyard.”

Karina Garbesi, Ph.D. | Faculty | East Bay